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Janis Ian - Working Without A Net

Live: Working Without A Net - CD (2003)

$14.95

Tracks Disc 1:

  1. This Train Still Runs
  2. Fly Too High
  3. Take Me Walking In The Rain
  4. Jesse
  5. Paris In Your Eyes
  6. Ride Me Like A Wave
  7. Love Is Blind
  8. Boots Like Emmy Lou's
  9. Days Like These
  10. Society's Child
  11. Between The Lines
  12. Take No Prisoners

Tracks Disc 2:

  1. Stars
  2. Will You Dance
  3. Honor Them All
  4. At Seventeen
  5. Cosmopolitan Girl
  6. Tattoo
  7. Watercolors
  8. Breaking Silence
  9. Berlin
  10. Silly Habits
  11. In The Winter
  12. These Boots Were Made For Walking

The Basics: Produced by Janis Ian & John Leonardini; compiled from live performances 1990-2003 in the United States, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Holland. Includes performances with band as well as solos.

Inside Scoop: Janis started recording her performances back in the eighties; by 2003 she had amassed a huge selection of recordings. When the opportunity arose to release a live album, Janis enlisted co-producer John Leonardini and friend Jeff Evans to review and digitally transfer over 400 hours of concert recordings in a variety of formats, looking for the best of the best. Those selections were filtered down to the 26 songs on this album. Offered as a "Live to 2 track" recording, the production team eschewed studio tricks and instead delivered to the listener the exact experience of the performance.

Highlights: "This Train Still Runs" kicks off the set from Janis' Royal Festival Hall concert; just prior to her entrance, a fan yells out "We love you, Janis!!" setting the stage for the evening's entertainment. "Silly Habits" is transformed from the smoky blues originally recorded on Janis Ian II into a raucous swing melody, complete with incredible piano break by Janis. Due to a hand injury, she no longer performs on the piano, so this recording provides the listener with a glimpse of her prodigious talent on the keys. "Fly Too High", her first #1 in Europe, UK, Australia, is a "terse statement on what it meant to be a gay male in the age of AIDs". With no editing or equalization, this double-CD set spanning 13 years is remarkably consistent.

Purchase a digital download of this album from iTunes.


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